Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington
fried tender calamari tossed with hot cherry peppers and served with marinara sauce
Piccolos always has great food and is extremely clean. Tom T.
The waitstaff took very good care of us. We went to Piccolo Trattoria because of the lack of business due to the virus. All good.
Don't think our waitress wanted to wait on us, took 18 minutes before she came over after we asked history if we had a waitress or waiter.
Never told us specials. I don't think she liked waiting on my kind.
She walked passed several time never a I will be with you in a minute
Food has always outstanding, never had a problem before.
I always get the Salmone Alla Piccolo and it never disappoints. The food is consistently delicious and the staff are friendly and attentive. My family enjoyed their vodka rigatoni and veal Parm. We don’t eat out a lot but when we do this is one of our favorite places.
Robin took great care of us. We we at an event the next day and recommended people to go here for dinner.
We always enjoy Piccolo! The food and service were outstanding and we had a wonderful evening. Thank you!
the food was beyond amazing. servers were super friendly. would definitely return!
Completely overbooked for the time slot we were in! The staff looked confused they were unclear of table numbers the kitchen was backed up to say the least and these are things one would expect on a busy Valentines night at a restaurant! The manager had a outburst in front of guests eating which is never a good thing to do in front of guests! The whole night felt off and uncomfortable. Being in this industry I understand what was going on that night but it's no excuse. Never let them see you sweat! Food was delicious I will say that I definitely would try this place again for the fact the manager apologized to the people he yelled in front of and he came around and was actually pretty nice joking ect. And the food was very good. Just a bad night I guess.
Food and service were good. Definitely a family atmosphere.
We love the menu, the quality of the food and the service
Excellent Italian Food
Solid no thrills Italian food
My dinner was good however the steak that my fiance ordered was very fatty. The manager did address the situation.
Perfect experience as always. Very satisfied and will return.
Service was terrible. Very surprised.
Wonderful food at a great value. Service was excellent.
This might sound crazy, but the service was too fast. I was only halfway through my salad, after the antipasto, when my main dish came out.
Specials over priced.
We go for dinner quite often. Always a great meal and service is the best.
Calamari was not fresh and gummy. Clams, veal franchaise were good. The penne aurora was good but the asparagus was not fresh. Lasagne was good as well. Service was excellent.
We have dined here many times and never had a poor experience. That changed last night. After the 4 of us were seated, one of the staff opened our wine almost immediately. So far, so good. Unfortunately, that was the end of the attentive service. It was another 15 minutes before a waitstaff came to our table. She didn’t apologize for the wait and asked if she could take our order. We advised her we would like to hear the specials before ordering. We ordered appetizers and said we’d think about entrees. After the appetizers came out, we finished them before she appeared again to take the entrees orders. Two of us got soup with the entree and two got salad. After a long wait, the two soups came out at the same time they were bringing all 4 entrees. Still no salads. We refused the entrees until the salads also came out and we had time to finish the soups/salad. Oh yeah, because of the long wait, we also asked for more bread...twice. Never got more bread. She promised the entrees would be redone and not held and served later. No way that happened. My entree was veal Marsala which came out lukewarm and the veal was dry. We ordered dessert, tiramisu and a chocolate lava cake. The waitress came out with a tartufo and apologized there was no more tiramisu. Based on the experience, all four of us felt like that was a nice gesture and expected the tartufo to be complimentary. You guessed it, we were charged for it though we didn’t order it. Sadly, it will be quite awhile before we return and I’ll periodically check reviews to see if the service has improved. Oh, did I mention we asked for Parmesan cheese after receiving the entrees? She brought it out then stood at our table until the last person used it then immediately took it off the table. Seriously, must have been the only one for the entire restaurant. Very disappointed.
The food at Piccolo Trattoria is consistently good and a good value.
Excellent food - great place to take your TCNJ college student when they are craving some delicious Italian food!
Piccolos always does great. From food to service A+
Fantastic food, great value!
This might be a good pizzeria but it was not a good Italian restaurant. The food was cafeteria/diner quality. The bread lacked a crust and was flavorless. We could not figure out the pureed ingredients in the dipping oil accompaniment as they were also flavorless. The salad was served with unripe tomatoes which, considering we are in the height of NJ's tomato season, was sad. The two soups we samples were too thin. The entrees were non-descript. The room was too brightly lit. The only good aspects were the nice waitress and the man who attentively filled our water glasses. We did not have dessert and will not return.
Out go Italian restaurant
Delicious Dinner with my love. Romantic. We love to dine al fresco...and I love the water fountain & Dean Martin music!!!
Great meal, wonderful to eat outside. Bronzino special was really nice.
This is our Go To Italian restaurant
Always good food and excellent. Wait staff very attentive and friendly
Food was awful and it was hot and stuffy in restaurant.
Caprice salad waste of money. Prosciutto not edible. Lettuce wasn’t impressive - looked like a side salad.
Chicken dish was mushy. Chicken shouldn’t be mushy.
Pizza which is why we went there wasn’t even up to their normal standards.
Dining room was big and bright, the wait staff was attentive, and the food was delicious! Best vodka rigatoni EVER!
Outdoor seating was lovely
Both food and service was super.Good choice for family events
Our experience was much different than normal. Service is usually excellent but not this time. We sat outside and the place was not busy at all but the service was very slow. Even the staff did not seem as interested in taking care of all the patrons. Hope this was just a bad night for them.
We were celebrating graduation from TCNJ with a group of 10. They were flexible with the seating. All of the dishes were piping hot, made as requested, and delicious!
One of the meals had to be remade due to mistake - made the wrong item..
Absolutely disappointed. My family and I made reservations for mother’s day only to arrive and find out they had a special Mother’s Day menu which was overpriced and not kid friendly. It wasn’t until we ordered our drinks that we realized this. So we paid $12 for drinks that were not even touched and left to find a more affordable dinner for my family of six. Talk about a disappointing Mother’s Day.
Food was not great. No liquor license so if u can bring your own. Didn’t know that until I was seated. I complained about the lasagna which was horrible and nothing was done. Should have known not to order when server said he never had it. It was a pile of grey chop meat topped with a thin noodle and some sauce. Cold and tasteless.
Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 737-9050.
Piccolo Trattoria - Pennington is rated 4.4 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.
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